Medicine Overview of Banit Ointment
Banit Ointment is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections.
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This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
Albendazole belongs to class of medications called anti-helminthic. Albendazole works by keeping the worm from absorbing sugar (glucose), so that the worm loses energy and dies.
In Depth Information on Banit Ointment
- Banit treats infections caused by worms.
- Take with food.
- Can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Banit.
- Take a missed dose as soon as you remember it. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
Banit Ointment related warnings
No interaction found
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Banit Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Banit Ointment is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Banit Ointment may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Banit Ointment is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Banit Ointment may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Banit Ointment should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Banit Ointment may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop signs of jaundice like yellowing of eyes and skin, itching, and clay colored stools while taking this medicine.
Frequently asked questions about Banit Ointment
Banit is an antibiotic. It is an anthelmintic drug and is used in the treatment of many parasitic infections.
Banit is used for the treatment of infections caused by helminths (worms) like Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm/threadworm), Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm), Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus (hookworms), Trichuris trichiura (whipworm), Strongyloides stercoralis, animal hookworm larvae causing cutaneous larva migrans, and Opisthorchis viverrini (liver flukes) and Clonorchis sinensis. It is also indicated for the treatment of Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. (tapeworm) infections and has shown good activity against anaerobic protozoa like Giardia lamblia and Trichomonas vaginalis. Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment for worms as there could be many worms against which Banit would not be effective.
Banit works by killing the larva and the adult form of the worm by inhibiting tubulin polymerization which causes energy depletion and decreases the mobility of the worm and hence kills the helminth.
Q. Can I take Banit with fluconazole?
Banit can be taken with fluconazole. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Banit is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Banit is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicolaris). Banit is active against the larval and the adult stages. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines for worm infections.
Banit is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Banit is safe to use in people with G6PD deficiency. Please consult your doctor to know more about drugs which are to be avoided in G6PD deficient people.
Banit is active against tapeworms like Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for these worm infestations.
Diarrhoea is an uncommon side effect of Banit. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Banit.
Banit works if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Banit is not used for the treatment of scabies. If you think you are suffering from scabies, please consult your doctor as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Banit can be used to treat giardiasis. It has shown activity against anaerobic protozoa like Giardia lamblia and Trichomonas vaginalis. Please consult your doctor if you think you are suffering from giardiasis as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Banit does not kill the eggs of the worms. It acts against the larva and the adult form of the worms.
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